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How To Give A Headboard A Geometric Makeover

By: Anita Holland from uniquecreationsbyanita.com
Updated February 12, 2020
How To Give A Headboard A Geometric Makeover
How To Give A Headboard A Geometric Makeover

"My daughter recently bought a house, and she is now trying to fill up all the bedrooms with furniture. Buying all new furniture is not in the budget, so I gave an old free headboard a modern makeover. The idea for this design was based on the barn quilt headboard I made her. It was made cutting 100's of small pieces of wood into shapes, painted and then glueing them together like a jigsaw. This is the easy way to get a similar effect."

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  1. This headboard was part of a 4 poster bed which was broken and on its way to the landfill until my friend thought of me. I jumped at the offer as I always do to free wood. I used a handsaw to cut the bedposts shorter.

  2. Even though it was chalk paint and they say you don't need a primer, I always add one. On past projects I have had the wood bleeding through my chalk paint and making dark unsightly patches. Fill in any holes with wood filler and when dry sand the filler smooth.

  3. The headboard did have these big holes left by the side supports which were too big for wood filler.

  4. To fill these holes I used some plywood cut to size and pushed into the gaps. Then the gap was filled with the wood filler and sanded smooth once dry.

  5. The headboard was given 2 coats of white chalk paint as a base colour.

  6. Using painters tape I randomly added shapes to the headboard. I started with big triangles and gradually made smaller ones inside them. Smooth down the tape to prevent any paint bleeding through.

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